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January 1, 2021 7:00 am
Are you certain that the Bible is the word of God.
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You've got to be able to say I know but I know that the Bible is the word of God, especially in these days whatever thing that is not nailed down is coming loose and the devil is pulling nails as fast as he can. Welcome to love finding pastor, teacher and author Adrian Rogers said want to be in! Rather that it? Sort. The Bible is the word of God is an ongoing war over God's words. Some people try to come up against it. They despise the Scripture. They try to dissected or disregarded. But perhaps the greatest casualty of this war is the one who believes in the Bible but doesn't know it. Our salvation and sanctification depend on if you have your Bible turn out a Revelation chapter 22 is Adrian Rogers reveals five ways you can be certain that the Bible is the word of God which are five God's word play is the book of Revelation chapter 22 chapter 22.
That's the last page in my Bible that will not be hard to find the last page in the Bible say the golden class that God puts upon his word. Revelation chapter 22 I'm speaking today on how you can be certain that the Bible is the word of God. It is absolutely imperative that you be certain about the Bible you will never get much of anything else.
Seven until you get that set your salvation depends upon it because the Bible says you are born again by the word of God, your sites location depends upon a Jesus that sanctify them through thy proof, thy word is truth. Your usefulness depends upon it, God has given you the word that you might be a workman that needs not to be ashamed your shorts depends upon it.
These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the son of God, that you might know that you have eternal life. If you want to be in! Rather than a?
You need to be certain that the Bible is the word of God. Now listen to how the Bible itself concludes verse 18, Fry testified every man that hears the words of the prophecy of this book, if any man shall add unto these things, God shall add him to him the plagues that are written in this book and if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
That book my friend is the word of God by now there is a war over the word. There is a very real sense a battle for the by now, there are those who despise they just simply hate God's word. They are against all that we stand for. They are despises of the Bible. Then there are those who don't despise it. They just deny they say I don't believe the Bible is the word of God and that some of those then there are those who distorted the Bible is put in their hands, but they twisted to their own destruction. Then there are those who dissected to come to the Bible with their measuring rod with this capital with the test to and they treat the Bible more like a math book than a love story and never learning but never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. There are those who disregard they say well it's is really not relevant is not important.
Forget all that religious hocus-pocus we have got to do something about the social situation and so they spent all of the energy making the world a better place to go to hell from they'll have theology they have meteorology. They just simply thinking about themselves, not thinking about the future but thinking about right now and even not coming up with the right answers right now but I suppose that the greatest enemy of the word of God is found in places like this when this morning.
These are they who say they believe the Bible.
These are they who give lip service to the fact that the Bible is the inspired and inerrant and infallible authentic word of God, but they don't study it. They don't know what they don't live by. They don't assimilate it.
They don't stand on it.
These half got married, and no man so part dust on the Bible and drought in the line you got to be able to say I know that I know that the Bible is the word of God and specially in these days when everything that is not nailed down is coming loose in the devil is pulling nails as fast as you can do some things really know thing that he will be able to disturb you on if you can stand on this book. God has given you the word of God. I want to give you five reason that I know the Bible is the word of God, and five reasons that you can know KNOW that the Bible is the word of God and I want to start with a reason that is the point of attack by most people. I just want to turn it on his head. I believe the Bible is the word of God because of its scientific accuracy because of its scientific accuracy. Now the skeptic are the atheist or the unbeliever. All the liberal 6 foot well of course, the Bible has scientific errors in it before you say that you better make certain that you know two things. Number one that you know science and number two that you know the Bible. They say well you know the Bible is an old-fashioned book. It's not a book of science to book a ritual that is true is not a scientific textbook is not written to teacher sciences written to teach of God. Robin said the Bible was not given that that was how the heavens go by. God of creation and the God of salvation, of the same God. Science doesn't take God by surprise and you will have to check your brains at the door to believe that the Bible is the word of God. And indeed, it is scientifically accurate now ever now and then science may disagree with the Bible. Well just give the scientist time. Maybe their kitchen now.
I don't say that facetiously, in 1861 the French Academy of science printed a little brochure and in that brochure. They gave 51 incontrovertible scientific facts that prove that the Bible is in error. 51 of these facts, they printed that it look bad to the Bible.
I was about hundred 30 years ago today. There is not a reputable scientist who believes one of their so-called facts is not the Bible that is changed. It is science that is catching up with the word of God. Now there certain things that you and I take for granted scientifically. For example, in the world that we live in the cosmology of our work. Point taken for granted. No weights that this earth is suspended in space. We just take that for granted. This celestial ball as we call it is floating in space, what, how did you know that. Did you figure it out on you simply stand upon the knowledge of other people. The way that you could know that unless you've been taught.
Are you have learned through modern invention if you don't back. For example, to Job's time, the oldest piece of literature known to man. You would not have known that the ancient Egyptians used to think that the earth was supported on the back of five pillars. Now the Egyptians. They were wise they were learned they were erudite, they similarly earth is only five pillars.
That's the best they knew well. The Greeks, the sophisticated Greeks knew what they believe.
They believe that the earth was on the back of a great giant.
His name was Atlas who held the world on his shoulders using pictures of Atlas with the world on his shoulders and in the sacred writings of the ancient Hindus they used to believe that there was on the backs of elephants and you can still see pictures describing the earth. There, resting on the backs of these elephants and when the elephants would shake that would be an earthquake. Well, somebody said wait a minute, that doesn't answer the question, what are those elephants standing on my head and answered said well the elephants on the back of a huge tortoise but a thinking man came along and said, but tell us what does the TARDIS rest on what I had an answer.
They said the tortoise is resting upon a huge coiled circuit but then another thinker came along and said, but what is the circuit resting own and they had an answer. They said he is swimming in a cosmic sea so it was settled resting on a snake that is resting upon a tortoise that is resting upon elephants. Aren't you glad you don't pick up the Bible and read any of that in the word of God to what you can read you can read in the word of God in Job chapter 26 and verse seven that he the earth upon nothing modular that the God nothing, Job know that before the age of modern astronomy and space travel. Well holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. Do not take it for granted not to be argued about, that the earth is round, 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue in and when I was a little boy in school. He told me that they told Columbus. You better be careful or you will sail off the edge and fall into who knows what Columbus crew to the satisfaction of many of the earth is a sphere go, but man did not always know that the scientists of Isaiah stabilize a road by 750 years before Christ know that, but Isaiah said by divine inspiration in Isaiah chapter 40 and verse 22 that God said upon the circle of the earth and the word for circle is not the word for circle like you would draw a circle and plane geometry is a word for sphere or glow. It is God that sits upon the globe of the how did Job know that there is a suspended in space.
Isaiah know that it is a ball aglow well now by divine inspiration. That is how the year was 150 BC the man to purchase what did he do. He was an astronomer, he studied the stars one day. Wearily, he rubbed his eyes, put down his pencil gave a sigh he had completed his task. He had charted the heavens and number the stars he had counted the stars one by one, and he came up with this conclusion. There are 1022*a friend that was science thousand and 22 stars 150 years before Christ. They had no stars number. Well, that was science for doing 50 years. Then along came another man who charted the heavens.
This man's name was Ptolemy learn that a part to said there were thousand 22 stars laughed and said that's ridiculous.
I have counted the stars there thousand and 26 Banff almost on. It wasn't until 1300 years later that our young medical student named Galileo invented his first crew telescope and turn it up to the heavens, and when he asked Bobby on the stars and can be seen with the naked eye were more stars and beyond those more stars and millions and millions and on counted stars in today with our great telescopes we fear into another realms of space and we find galaxy tumbling upon galaxy and stars upon stars and billions and billions and billions of star in a journal.
I read the one scientists estimate the more than 12 cotillion stars and are known universe, how many is not to what he said that's more than there are grains of sand all the essentials of all of their you want to have me. That is just go to my home town of Palm Beach, Florida, and get a city block and begin to count. Find out how many grains of sand on the seashore city block of beach there at Palm Beach and then just multiply that by all of the seashores of all of the earth all the vast outer reaches of space please man learn what the word of God said they could have laid down the pencil a long time ago because Jeremiah 33 verse 22 says the host of heaven cannot be number no man will ever count the stars you just can't number the stars leave cosmology and go with me to biology and think about what the Bible teaches about these bodies of ours. You know the Bible says we are fearfully and wonderfully made, but it wasn't until the year 1615 that William Harvey discovered that the blood circulates in the human body.
People didn't know that before.
They did not know even that the heart pumps the blood and it is called a red river of life.
When I was in college at the human anatomy and physiology, and I learned all of life processes that are carried on through the blood, but Landon always know this is a matter fact, they often had the idea that if a person was sick.
It was probably bad blood. Now there are indeed diseases of the blood, but the way they would treat even unrelated diseases would be to bleed a person and that that barber pole that you see that's not the permit candy that stands for bandage because they would bring these men to the barber with his razor sharp instruments and he would cut the individual and bleed the individual in a basin to see if he would get well that's the way George Washington followed by country Diana respiratory illness.
They bled him. He didn't get well. They bled them again.
He did get well they blending the third time and bled them to death, followed by country today. They may have given him a blood transfusion to get even the politicians have been bleeding us to death. Ever since about these people if they had gone to the word of God could have seen in Leviticus chapter 17 and verse 14, that the life of the flesh is the blood now no hematologist on earth can say it any better than God has succinctly said it the life of the flesh is in the blood about their came in your I think all the plague black plague in the 14th century it decimated the population one out of every four people died count on 123123123123 bed. An estimated 16 million died in a plane. They did not know what to do. They tried everything all laughable ideas.
People were frightened to death. The stench of death was everywhere and nobody knew what to do and it was not the scientists who brought the plague to an end and was the church they learn from the word of God.
Finally, what you and I take for granted that is the principle of quarantining Leviticus chapter 13 verse 46 God says this all the days wherein the plague shall be in him, he shall be defiled. He is unclean, he shall dwell alone without the camper outside the camp, shall his habitation be people did not know microbiology I did not know what a microbe was a German is what I virus is a way of knowing that Moses through divine inspiration, said listen, this man is to be separated is to be quarantined the word of God come up with that holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. That was a position in Indiana, whose name was Semmelweis. Some of ice was in charge of the hospital in Vienna and in that hospital. They were having difficulty with women who were coming in for examinations as they had conceived and getting ready to deliver child and physicians would do these examination but 1/6 of the mothers would die from infection Semmelweis tried to find out what was wrong and he noticed that the doctors were going from the morgue where they would do pathological studies and and postmortems and and and autopsies and they would go from the morning into the maternal examining room without even washing the hands some of I said there's something wrong here.
There's a connection there. He said from now on you must wash your hands when to leave, the more you and cry went up the slow stamping difficult but they wash their hands and then they went in and the death rate dropped from one and six, the death rate dropped right down to one in 84 then there were 11/12 mothers who died mothers to be in a room. Semmelweis got to thinking about that he said now not only will you wash when you come from the morgue, which you will wash between every examination. Now what surgeon today what Dr. today would not scrub course you will because he knows about germs. He knows about microbe is all about that and know that in that day. But listen to what the Bible says in Numbers chapter 19 verse 14 and following. This is the law when a man dies in a tent all that is come into the tent and all that is in the tent shall be clean seven days and every open vessel which have no covering bound upon. It is clean and whosoever touches one that is slain with the sword in the open field or a dead body or a bone of a man or a grave shall be unclean seven days in verse 19. And on the seventh day he shall purify himself, wash his close. Bathe himself in water and shall be clean even at even is what is talking about here is running water there is a quarantining is the setting aside, there is a change of clothes.
There is a time interval for the bacteria to die.
Why they didn't understand about germs, but germs do not take God by surprise any case after case, we could show you these only illustrative of many things now why did not. Some of this business slip into the Bible about elephants and about snakes and about pillars and all that.
Why because holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Ghost is a second reason I believe the Bible is the word of God, not only because of the scientific accuracy, but the historical accuracy of the Bible, not just as the Bible is not primarily book of science is not primarily book of history, but it records history and all the things we believe, took place in history, and so thank God for the historical accuracy of the Bible and I've been quoting from what we call the Pentateuch. That's the first five books of the Bible, Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy.
That's the Pentateuch and the Bible teaches that Moses wrote the Pentateuch well that some scholars like Dr. driver, who was a linguist and paleontologist who said well it's impossible that Moses could've written the Pentateuch because people didn't even know how to write when Moses was supposed to been older than so the skeptics had a field day.
Then one day in northern Egypt. Dr. Petrie and others unearth some clay tablets I studied about them when I was in SKU.
Call the tail fell on Marna tablets I studied about them in high school. The telephonic tab and what they were were letters, transactions, business transactions, and others from people in Egypt. The people in Palestine and people in Palestine back to people in Egypt centuries before Moses was born. Not only did they know how to write better postal system. They were sending letters back and forth what you see you can trust the history of the Bible, it will hear part two of this message coming up on Monday 80 today you have questions regarding your faith in Jesus Christ. It's so we'd love to offer you an insightful resource Center website called the Discover Jesus page. There you will find answers, you may need about your faith. There's a response section. You can share how this message or others have impacted your life just go to LWF.org/radio and click on the tab that says Discover Jesus again LWF.org/radio and click Discover Jesus, we can't wait to hear from you if you like to order a copy of today's message. Call us at 1877 love God and mentioned the title how you can be certain that the Bible is the word of God. This message is also part of the insightful back to the basics series for the complete collection all 18 powerful messages: number 877 love God or go online to LWF.org/radio to order, or you can write us at love worth finding box 38, 600 Memphis, TN 38183. Now many of the messages in this series are also featured in our new resource what every Christian ought to know, to utilize that study tool find this it LWF.org/radio. Thanks for studying in God's word with us today in this message. Adrian Rogers reminded us that the God of creation and the God of salvation. The same God is wonderful to think about. We hope will join us for the conclusion of this dynamic lesson Monday on love worth buying a Facebook friend wrote on our wall. Recently, this word of encouragement. I have learned so much from the daily messages of Adrian Rogers. It's very encouraging and very informative. I hope many will listen and come to know Jesus as their Lord and Savior through this great ministry. Our greatest desire as a ministry is to equip our brothers and sisters in Christ to share the gospel with their families and friends. That's why as a thank you for your gift this month. We want to send you our factors of faithfulness and discipleship to this seven week study guide you through the essentials of disciple making. As you grow and lead others to grow in the truth worth sharing all the gift right now. 1877 love God and ask for the factors of a fullness discipleship to 1-877-568-3463 or give firstname.lastname@example.org/radio